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, and on the streets. it will be a difficult monday morning. lester? >> eric fisher, thanks. >>> on tuesday night, president obama will deliver the first state of the union address of his second term. and despite all the attention that gun violence and immigration have been getting in recent weeks, the economy will be the president's major theme. we have more on this tonight from nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter. >> reporter: hi, lester. good evening to you. unlike his inaugural address last month, senior advisers to the president say that his state of the union address will be more specific, more policy and agenda oriented, as the president charts out his proposed course for the next year. heading into his fifth annual address before congress tuesday night, senior administration officials say mr. obama will focus on jobs and the economy, echoing familiar themes about strengthening the nation's middle class. >> our economy grows when everybody's getting a fair shot and everybody's getting a fair shake. >> reporter: the president, advisers say, will emphasize the value of s
the budget battles in washington. dennis: thank you, peter barnes. the obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to fix the housing crisis, programs that help the faulting homeowners stay in their homes and refinance underwater mortgages, multibillion-dollar find on banks over alleged foreclosure errors but have those government efforts slowed down recovery they were supposed to help? joining us is former chairman of president obama's council of economic advisers austan goolsbee now professor at the university of chicago school of business. thanks for being with us. what do you say? what you think of these programs? some people in the real business world think it got in a way of recovery. >> that sounds to me a little out there. i think the amount the government can do to fix a $20 trillion market is somewhat limited and we have seen that in -pa lot of areas but to say the efforts taken by the government broadly defined, not the administration but a lot of things done by the fed and others that they actually hurt the housing market is pretty inaccurate. dennis: did it ke
on to your hats. >> four more updates on the blizzard of 2013 coming up. >> we'll look for that. thanks. >>> president obama is gearing up for another fight with congressional lawmakers. this one over the impending sweeping spending cuts that could have a major effect on you. kristen welker's at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning to you. senior administration officials say president obama will spend the weekend working on his state of the union address. it's a speech that will focus largely on the economy and the middle class. this as washington gets closer to yet another potential economic crisis. amy baca ohlert is a high school counselor from colorado. she's traveled to washington with other educators with a message to congress. >> the time when we are looking at ways to keep our schools safer, these across-the-board cuts would impact those positions and those people who keep our schools safe. >> reporter: she's talking about the so-called sequester. $85 billion in spending cuts set to kick in march 1. meant to be so egregious that lawmakers would have to
. >> and thank you very much. >> and we want to take you out to chicago where lady leed michelle obama areiched for a funeral for a young lady that lost her life through senseless violence. her funeral captured national attention with at a time when debate over guns continues to make head lines. >> she was kill would in a gang dispute. it happened just days after she performed in one of president obama's inauguration events. her family said they do i want want her death to be about politics but on her she was a popular student who loched to dance. >> an explosion in a chemically balanced plant in la porte, texas and one person airlift tod a nearby hospital. it is it not clear if they remain inside of the plant at this time. arson investigators are looking into the cause of the explosion. we'll bring you more news on the fire as we get it >> well, it is it 35 years after the deadly blizzard back in 1978 when many people still remember when boston found itself buried in a brutal blizzard and now bean town gets hit hard again. molly has more. >> uma it is it still windy in new england . so it is n
. >> thank you, sir. you bet. first lady, michelle obama is among the mourners remembering a 15-year-old chicago girl that tied a tragic death. she was gunned down a few days after participating in the inauguration. the president today spoke about the economic threat to the middle class if congress does not do something to stop massive spending cuts. set to take effect march 1st. >> if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of people that are allowed to work in education, are likely to be laid off. >> the president said he believes democrats and republicans can still get together on a balanced solution to the deficit crisis. and as we have been discussing there's talk of creating secret courts in d.c. to approve drone strikes. the "new york times" topped their paper with the headline. drone strikes part of a public hearing on what had been very secret practices in this country. talk of torture and deadly drone attacks dominated brennan's confirmation hearing. he defended the use of drones against terrorists. >> we only use drones to save lives when there's no other alterna
the cuts for a year while delaying the implementation of obama care until 2016. he says that would save money. with me is that congressman, mack thornberry. thanks for joining me. >> you're welcome. >> let's talk sir about what the house has done. it's voted over 30 times to repeal some or all of obama care that. as you know has gone nowhere because senate democrats and the president are not going to go along with it. so what are your expectations? do you really expect democrats to go along with your plan? >> well, i think they should. obviously obama care is not going to be repealed while the president's in office. and at the same time, we know that more than half the states have said they're not going to set up the exchanges that are called for in obama care. so i don't know of anyone who thinks that the federal government is going to be ready to implement the full -- all this program next year. so why not delay it for a couple of years, give the federal government time to get its act together, and at the same time save more than twice the amount of money that would be saved with the
week begins next week. >> arthel. >> arthel: so sad. thank you very much for that report. >> rick: switching gear noose washington, president obama's cabinet getting an extreme makeover. his second term team is shaping up to look very different from that of his first term. before any of that can officially happen, the president has to get his new picks confirmed. doug mckelway has an update live from washington. good to see you. >> you, too. secretary of state john kerry sailed through his nomination battle. but rougher waters lie ahead for some other obama administration cabinet nominees. chuck hagel failed to impress a lot of republicans during his confirmation hearing, who had already harbored doubts with his past controversial statements. his testimony reinforced experience held by some. that he is unprepared for such a vital post. >> i am really deeply concerned about what i saw last week. i think i'm leaning no on this nomination and i will tell you why. it was shocking to me when he was asked about our policy toward iran, that the fundamental -- one of the fundamental threa
and storm surges are not good news for anybody in the low-lying areas. thank you so much, nick walker, from the weather channel. meanwhile, storms afoot here in washington. as we've been saying, president obama's nominee to head the cia faced tough questioning yesterday about waterboarding during the bush years when he was at the cia and the current white house's huge expansion under his direction of targeted killings by drones. >> your view seems to be that even if we could save american lives by detaining more terrorists, using only traditional techniques, it would be better to kill them with a drone or let them go free rather than detain them. can you explain the logic in that argument? >> i respectfully disagree, senator. i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible so we can elicit the intelligence from them in the appropriate manner so that we can disrupt following terrorist attacks. >> joining us is john mclaughlin, the cia's acting director and with john hopkins school of studies. thank you for being with us. yo
to chicago to attend the funeral of hadiya pendleton, the teen that performed at president obama's inauguration and shot to death several days later. erica. >> kristin welker at the white house, thank you. once again, here is lester. >>> an amazing feat of airmanship and an incredible determination of grit. chances are, you haven't heard about it. 14 months, on a flight from newark to warsaw, carrying many american passengers, an airline pilot faced potential disaster. the plane's wheels were stuck. he saved everyone on board and he is being hailed as the polish sully. in the skies over warsaw, locked polish airlines flight 16 was seconds away from attempting an emergency landing like no other. captain tad brona had spent the last hour and 15 minutes trying to lower its landing gear. all its wheels and braking system, to no avail. he had no choice but to belly flop the plane with its engines acting like the rudders on a sled, to a concrete runway. in the final moments, the passengers were ready for the worst. like the other passengers, greg cohen had his head between his legs. >>
on tuesday night. >> two new polls president obama's public approval slipped down below 50%. the good feelings from his inauguration giving way at least a little bit to the old feelings of gridlock. >>> i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> thank you, steve. >>> somebody hacked into the private account of bush family. according to the website known as the smoking gun, the hacker gained access to the private e-mails, photos and sensitive information sent between both former president bushes and their siblings and friends. one picture appears to show former president george h.w. bush during his recent hospital stay in houston, texas. we're not showing those photos because they appear to be illegally obtained. spokes men for both former presidents say a criminal investigation is under way. >>> a former parking lot attendant was sentenced to two years in prison. he admitted to stealing about $900,000 in visitor fees. he worked at the ud var haz i center in chantilly. pocketing that parking money was her boss's idea. her managers demanded a share. prosecutors estimate that they took more than
. bush having the nuclear codes as you do about president obama. call me a hypocrite, but i sure don't. all right. that does it for the cycle. martin bashir, it is all yours. >> thank you, krystal, and good afternoon. it's friday, february 8th. there's a blizzard slamming the northeast, a top spy getting hit hard, and karl rove singing for his supper. a busy friday indeed.
:00, 17 central right here on cbs. >>> one of the people president obama is turning to for advice is gary loveman. he's ceo of scaesars corporatio. he joined caesars 15 years ago. welcome back. >> thank you, charlie. >> that was after being a major at m.i.t. who got into the casino business. can we ask a question about the super bowl and the betting? >> mm-hmm. >> how did it end up? >> it ended up favorably for the casinos. >> is that surprising? >> it's not always the case. they ended up more or less equalizing one another and the game turned out to be on the other. points score were acceptable so the yas knows did well as a result of that. >> my mama always told me that casinos always win. >> yes. >> over long periods of time, your mama's right. >> let me turn to entitlements. you have thought seriously about this because most corporate ceos have to think about entitlements. >> right. >> what do you have to say that will help the president and the country understand the challenge? >> well, charlie, the motivation for this is the government's budget is in very rough shape as we all know
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